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Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

It starts at the beginning of every November: The Scorpio Races. Men attempt to ride the flesh eating water horses, the capall uisce. Some riders live. Others die.

Sean Kendrick is the returning champion of the Scorpio Races, he has won four times in a row. He races for his boss and for the money that may be able to buy the capall uisce he loves very dearly. He is a young man of very few words and he keeps his emotions down deep inside him. He has one leg on the land while the other is in the sea. He has a passion and understanding of both land horses and water horses alike, which no one can fully grasp.
Sean is a quite reserved person with the only goal of living in his late father's home with his blood-red capaill uisce, Corr. He is written in everyone's view as a hero that can tame even the wildest of these horses. When the book is written in his eyes though, you get quite a different feel for him.

Puck Connolly (Kate Connolly) joined the races for a very different reason, she must win to keep her home and her elder brother. Her parents had both died from the monsters that she must race. She enters the competition made for these killers, with her normal land horse, Dove. Puck is the first women to enter this terrible race and she is frowned upon and even attacked. She persists and the November tides turn forever.
Puck is a girl with a sharp tongue that has overcome hardships with her brothers by her side. She is strong even in the darkest of times and there is a fiery passion that burns deep inside her. Her entering the races proves that she is brave and full of courage. All the men and even the women of the island frown upon her but she proves them wrong, so wrong.

With their futures tied together, Sean and Puck discover something more than rivalry in the races. This story is bursting with persistence, courage, romance and so much more. With terrifying twists, blood and horses, this book is truly beautiful.

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